Story Bibliography
Fine Arts Bibliography
Further Reading

Bockris, Victor. Andy Warhol: The Biography. New York: Da Capo Press, 2003.

Covers the life, as well as the art, of this controversial figure and includes many interviews and anecdotes. Warhol also published many collections of his own art, photographs, and writings

Cawley, Lucinda Reddington et. al., ed.. Saved for the People of Pennsylvania: Quilts from the State Museum of Pennsylvania . Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1997.

Images and history of quilting in the Commonwealth.

Chew, Paul. Southwestern Pennsylvania Painters, 1800-1945. Greensburg: Westmoreland Museum of Art, 1981.

Fine guide to painters who have been overlooked in Philadelphia-centered history. Color paintings and brief biographical sketches.

Delaware Museum of Art. Wondrous Strange: Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and James Wyeth. Boston: Little, Brown, 1998.

Essays, both scholarly and reminiscences; excellent illustrations.

Doss, Erika Lee. Twentieth Century American Art . New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

A good, short survey of major trends, illustrated.

Giannini, Claudio, ed.. Installations, Mattress Factory, 1990-1999. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001.

Golden, Jane, et al. Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2002.

Account and numerous illustrations of this uplifting community project.

Goodrich, Lloyd A. et. al. The Artist in America. New York: W. W. Norton, 1967.

Excellent introduction, well-illustrated, largely in words of artists themselves.

Johns, Elizabeth. American Genre Painting: The Politics of Everyday Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.

Fine introduction to Blythe, Nagel, Krimmel, and nineteenth-century painters from other states.

Lindsey, Jack L. Worldly Goods: The Arts of Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1758. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1999.

Unique work on early folk art of Pennsylvanians - furniture, quilts, fraktur, etc. Includes essays by leading historians.

Miller, Randall, and Pencak, William, eds., Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth (University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002).

Chapters on art, photography, and architecture, as well as extensive use of art to illustrate other topics.

Milroy, Elizabeth. Painters of a New Century: The Eight and American Art . Milwaukee: Milwaukee Museum of Art, 1991.

Fine scholarly introduction, plus illustrations and descriptions of the artwork - five of the eight were Pennsylvanians.

Peterson, Brian, ed.. Pennsylvania Impressionism. Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia Press, 2002.

Scholarly essays on the movement and individual artists; well illustrated

Richman, Irwin. Pennsylvania Painters . University Park: The Pennsylvania Historical Association, 1983.

The best short introduction to Pennsylvania art, although limited to painters.

Richman, Irwin. Pennsylvania German Art: More than Hearts, Parrots, and Tulips. Atglen: Schiffer Press, 2001.

Good, short introduction, well illustrated.

Ries, Linda, ed.. "Photography in Pennsylvania." Special Issue of Pennsylvania History 65:Summer (1997).

Essays on photographers from different periods and regions; includes numerous photographs

Web Guide

Allentown Art Museum

Eastern Pennsylvania artists plus works from elsewhere.

Art Gallery and Collection

The Gallery is at University Center, which is located at 14th Street between Walnut Street and Melrose Avenue. Fine collection of regional art.

Barnes Foundation, Upper Merion

One of the wonders of the world for French impressionist, early twentieth century, and folk art collections.

Brandywine Museum, Chadds Ford

Old mill in beautiful rural setting, specializes in Wyeth family.

Capitol Preservation Committee, Harrisburg

Charged with oversight of restoration and preservation of artwork in the capitol. Best web information on the capitol and books describing its art.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol Museum

Old factory where huge works are displayed in spacious settings. Warhol and related works only.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

A good collection of Pennsylvania and American artists, both contemporary and past, intermixed with old masters and art from throughout the world.

Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata

Contains the original buildings; museum has some fraktur and other art and artifacts.

Institute for Contemporary Art

On the University of Pennsylvania campus, rotating exhibits of modern art, sometimes by Pennsylvania artists.

Juniata College Museum of Art, Huntingdon

A fine collection of regional art, mostly nineteenth century. Also the Maya Lin Peace Monument.

Mercer Museum

Hugh Chapman Mercer's pottery works and mansion, a museum of his work and Pennsylvania folk art and artifacts.

Philadelphia History Museum at The Atwater Kent

Shares early Pennsylvania art in cooperation with Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Rodin Museum of Art

The largest collection of Rodin's works outside Paris, including bronze castings, plaster studies, drawings, prints, letters, and books. In 1926, Architects Paul Cret and Jacques Gréber designed the Museum building and gardens.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Four locations at Loreto, Altoona, Ligonier, and Johnstown highlight work by Pennsylvania artists past and present, along with rotating exhibitions.

State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg

Located next to the State Capitol building of Harrisburg, The State Museum of Pennsylvania covers all aspects of Pennsylvania history. Contains Rothermel's "Battle of Gettysburg" and numerous other works by Pennsylvania artists.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia

Large collection of works by contemporary and past African-American artists in all genres.

The Frick Art & Historical Center, "The Frick's Permanent Collections."

The restored home of Henry Clay Frick and several other buildings includes fine and decorative arts, and old automobiles. The main Frick collection may be found in New York City at the Frick Museum.

The James A. Michener Art Museum

Collection begun by author James Michener, specializes in Pennsylvania impressionists.

The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh

One of the few museums of installation art in the world

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

The nation's oldest school of fine arts, housing one of the nation's best collections of American art. Current exhibitions rotate.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Best collection of Thomas Eakins and early Pennsylvania decorative arts. Marcel Duchamp room.

Thomas Jefferson University, "The Eakins Gallery."

Eakins" "The Gross Clinic" is the star attraction, but other art dealing with medical matters is also here

United States Museums Online, Pennsylvania Museums Guide

This includes many museums devoted to history, nature, and artifacts in addition to works of art. Includes some of the many fine art museums in Pennsylvania.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Excellent collection of regional art.

Woodmere Art Museum

Old Victorian house, with both contemporary and past art from Philadelphia region.

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